Facials do wonders for refreshing your skin, clearing away impurities, and hydrating your complexion to reveal brighter, more rejuvenated skin. They can offer immediate benefits by preparing your skin to better absorb skincare products and offer many other long-lasting advantages.
While the type of facial you choose can often determine the results you get, post-facial care is almost as important. Proper care at home can help to prolong the effects of your facial so your skin can remain radiant and healthy for longer. At Chetco Medical and Aesthetics in Brookings, OR, we emphasize the importance of a consistent and effective post-treatment routine, providing guidance that complements our facials.
What Is a Facial?
A facial is a type of treatment that is provided by a medical professional that can be added to your regular skincare routine or performed for special purposes like anti-aging or brightening. One of the objects of a facial is to clean and exfoliate the skin, removing dead skin cells, dirt, and oil to allow the skin to breathe and receive more benefits from your skincare products. Another purpose is to nourish it with ingredients that are selected specifically for your skin concerns. At every stage in the treatment, facials can be customized based on what your skin needs.
What Types of Facials Do We Offer?
- Clarifying Facials: Designed to address the concerns of acne-prone or oily skin, this type of facial focuses on deep cleansing to remove impurities, excess oil, and unclog pores. It can help to reduce the appearance of blemishes and promote a smoother, clearer complexion.
- Anti-Aging Facials: Our anti-aging facial options target signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of elasticity. By using nourishing ingredients and special techniques, we can help rejuvenate the skin, making it appear more youthful and radiant.
- Hydrating Facials: Ideal for dry or dehydrated skin, hydrating facials provide intense moisture and hydration, restoring balance to the skin. This treatment can be great for dry winter months or for skin that is naturally dry.
- Brightening Facials: Aimed at dull or uneven skin tones, our brightening facials can help to illuminate the skin, promoting an even, radiant complexion. Through the use of vitamin-rich serums and brightening agents, these facials work to reduce the appearance of dark spots and discoloration.
Quality Facials From the Best Brands in Dermatology
ZO® Skin Health
ZO Skin Health offers advanced facial treatments focusing on long-term skin health. Using innovative science and high-potency ingredients, the products we use for our facials target aging, pigmentation, acne, and more, enhancing skin’s vitality and resilience through comprehensive care.
Epionce combines botanical ingredients with scientific efficacy for its facial treatments, aimed at strengthening the skin’s barrier and improving texture. Their approach helps us offer facials that not only address specific skin concerns but also nurture overall skin health and radiance.
PCA Skin delivers facial treatments grounded in scientific research, customized to address various skin conditions like aging, discoloration, and acne. Their use of professional-grade ingredients ensures personalized care, focusing on effective, long-lasting skin improvement.
The Importance of Post-Facial Care
The importance of post-facial care in the context of non-surgical facial rejuvenation is something we educate our patients about. After a facial, your skin is more receptive to nutrients and treatments, making it a prime time to support the skin’s healing and renewal process. Effective post-facial care can help to extend the benefits of your facial, maintaining the skin’s health and enhancing the results of the rejuvenation process.
Post-Facial Skincare, Step-by-Step
Immediately after your facial treatment, it’s important to keep the skin hydrated and protected from the sun with a broad-spectrum SPF moisturizer. This will likely be provided as part of the final steps of your treatment. You will want to avoid makeup and harsh skincare products for at least 24 hours to allow the skin to breathe and maximize the treatment’s benefits.
A day after, incorporating gentle, non-irritating products into your skincare routine can help maintain the facial’s effects, supporting the skin’s natural healing process. Continuing with a routine recommended by your doctor can keep the skin healthy, clear, and radiant in the days following your facial treatment.
Tips for Maintaining Glowing Skin After Your Facial
Follow a Customized Skincare Routine
After a facial rejuvenation treatment, adopting a skincare routine that’s tailored to your specific skin type and concerns is important. What works wonders for a friend might not be ideal for you due to differences in skin sensitivity, type, and specific conditions. It’s beneficial to seek professional advice to select products that complement the effects of your facial, enhancing and prolonging your glowing skin.
Post-facial care includes keeping your body well-hydrated. Drinking plenty of water supports the skin’s hydration from the inside out, complementing the external hydration your skin received during the facial. This internal support is a simple yet effective way to maintain your skin’s health and vitality, contributing to a lasting glow.
Eat Skin-Nourishing Foods
Integrating skin-nourishing foods into your diet can support the results of your facial. Foods rich in antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamins can help to promote skin health, aiding in the rejuvenation process initiated by your facial treatment.
Practice Gentle Cleansing and Exfoliation
After any type of non-surgical facial rejuvenation, gentle cleansing and careful exfoliation are important. These practices help to remove impurities and dead skin cells without disrupting the skin’s natural barrier, but you don’t want to choose anything too harsh since this can irritate your skin.
Avoid Touching or Picking Your Skin
After a facial treatment, it’s important to resist the urge to touch or pick at your skin. This behavior can introduce bacteria to your pores, leading to potential breakouts or irritation, which can detract from the facial’s benefits.
Schedule Regular Appointments
To maximize the benefits of a facial rejuvenation treatment, you can schedule regular appointments. Consistent facials help to address skin concerns as they arise and maintain the skin’s health and glow.
Manage Your Stress Levels
Post-facial care also involves managing stress levels, as stress can impact skin health. Practices such as meditation, yoga, or any activity that reduces stress can support skin health by minimizing the effects of stress on your complexion.
Maintain Radiant Skin With Proper Post-Facial Care
Maintaining the glow and health of your skin after a facial is something we can help you with at Chetco Medical and Aesthetics in Brookings, OR. For more information on our facials, to get help with your skincare routine, or to schedule an appointment, please contact us through our online form or call us at (541) 412-9800.